With our corporate office located in Banani, Dhaka, Bangladesh, Z N Consultants (ZNC) was proudly established on 31st March 2009. We are now a full-fledged Research-Oriented Boutique HR firm designed to meet the needs of both local and international clients.
We are a strategic management & HR consulting firm that specializes in advising and supporting our clients in their significant transformations and to provide custom-crafted 'one stop' innovative HR solutions.
With our strong research background, we have positioned ourselves as a market leader in delivering a full spectrum of HR solutions on the basis of the right approach that is catered to your particular sector.
Z N Consultants is fully equipped with the capability and expertise to provide advanced strategic management and financial services to clients with separate service divisions.
HR Advisory & Retainer Services
ZNC HR Advisory Services provides comprehensive advice to our clients on a range of matters. With HR Advisory Services, business owners can get immediate guidance and right based solution and advice to difficult HR issues.
Merger & Acquisition Advisory
Our M&A specialists have the insight and experience to advice through each stage of the merger and acquisition process. From strategy to due diligence to integration or divestiture, we recommend establishing policy and solutions to help provide the confidence and support clients‟ need to achieve their unique growth objectives
Industry Centric Research
We perform Industry Centric Research and prepare reports in an understandable format with in-depth analysis of industry-specific issues, both from the micro and macro perspectives. This research report helps the client to understand market size and growth potential, major companies, industry trends in the overall sector, key industry statistics and future industry prospects.
We assist employees in obtaining new positions more quickly. Although we do not locate new jobs for employees, however, we help employees to develop the skills and attitude necessary for a successful job search. We offer two outplacement programs:
In the initial stages, we counsel employees about the psychological effects of job loss and how best to prepare for looking for a new job.
We may also assess employees‟ personality and skills. Following this evaluation, we will spend time for coaching employees in job-hunting skills, interviewing, resume writing, and how to market their experience and skills.
HR Audit & Legal Gap Analysis
ZNC provides a lifeline to businesses struggling with employment law and HR compliance, delivering both strategic and tactical human resources, function-specific support, e.g., payroll, performance management, and other administrative support.
Our experienced human resources professionals understand the nuances of labor laws and can help client companies to decode them and expertly execute procedural tasks.
HR Manual Preparation
We can research, develop and write HR manuals from scratch or we can streamline the existing material. We turn verbose HR documents into clear and informative pieces through a story telling mode suited for the employees or the management level.
Custom Developed Human Resource System
ZNC supports clients with the full spectrum of customized Human Resource Solutions. These solutions are including the development of employee handbooks, HR procedures, policies and HR Operations. This support is certainly well enough to drain the time and cost and suitable for start-up companies, or companies that do not have an HR system.
Organization Design & Development
ZNC uses qualitative and quantitative data gathered from the organizational review, market trends and benchmarking to assess the organization’s current reality, and determine how well people, processes, and technology support the organization’s mission, goals, and day-to-day activities. We use assessment data to develop recommendations for realigning resources, organizational design options, and action plans for implementing solutions.
Development of Organization Chart
ZNC prepares Organization Charts compliant with laws and regulations providing a visual representation of the hierarchy of employees, reporting structure within the organization and relationships between various functions and departments.
Human Resource / Workforce Assessment
ZNC offers a suite of services that help to optimize workforce and ensure maximum productivity, better resource utilization, supports major organization change, improving and innovating in processes, skills and technology.
Performance Management Development
We provide a tailor-made Performance Management System to suit the client’s unique needs that ensures the organization will plan, monitor and evaluate the performance of employees. The systems will also ensure that performance management approaches are not just geared towards employee development, but their welfare as well.
Employee Satisfaction Survey
Our surveys cover the current workplace situation, management attitudes, internal communications, workplace atmosphere, corporate culture, vision and image. We design and customize questionnaires that extract authentic, unbiased and fair opinions from employees in a highly confidential environment.
Designing Compensation & Benefits
We design personalized compensation administration tools and services, develop customized compensation programs, perform audits, implement and manage a company's entire benefits plan which leads to attracting, motivating, and retaining the best workforce and while still minimizing benefits cost.
ZNC conducts extensive compensation surveys for all sectors. We design personalized surveys, and our compensation and benefits survey presents in-depth data you won't find anywhere else.
ZNC Payroll Management solutions transform payroll into a completely seamless experience. It helps to maximize productivity, ensure accuracy and security, standardizes workflows and lowers compliance risk.
Talent Acquisition Service (TAS)
At ZNC, we specialize in executive search / talent acquisition including all C-Suite positions. We work closely with our clients to understand their strategic needs and learn the company's culture to ensure we recruit the best candidates by aligning talent and organizational capabilities with strategic priorities.
ZNC creates a unique end-to-end turnkey solution of Talent Acquisition for clients. We offer four types of volume-oriented solutions which is ideally suited for all levels recruitment needs
Interview Management Service (IMS)
ZNC offers Interview Management Services (IMS) with a private and comfortable meeting room where all confidential interviews can be conducted at applicable charges.
Our IMS features include
Individual Development Plan
Charting Your Career Path
IDPs are individually tailored and describe objectives and activities for the employee’s career development. Each employee has the primary responsibility to develop and monitor his or her IDP. Our IDP program includes:
Our Executive Coaching program is uniquely designed & tailored for C-Suites and the board members for their unique context, needs, challenges, and objectives. This executive coaching results into deeper systemic change that can profoundly transform a leader’s perspective, performance, and bottom-line results.
ZNC has designed Career Counseling sessions for the mid, senior and expert level which can help to find the career fulfillment by exploring ideas and opportunities to motivate to succeed and make a Career Decision. For Career Transition, we enable the aspirant to adapt and be effective in the new role more quickly. We also do the Career Check-Up that helps to regain motivation, remind the key strengths and skills of the aspirant, develop Job Search Strategy, assess options and learn effective interview techniques. Moreover, our Career Counseling Service specializes in building a personal brand.
We support to be aware of the career ‘narrative’ – the story that you tell yourself and then convey to others. Then you can effectively showcase elements of your narrative. Our CV writers have the knowledge, creativity, and technical expertise to create a high-impact CV. Our extensive research in a multitude of markets has given us a deep understanding of what employers are looking for in a CV. We can assure that the CV will help to get the professional attention you deserve.
Training & Development
ZNC provides training and development solutions for organizations and individuals to improve personal competence and skills. Training modules are designed to meet all the generic and specific HR related requirements of the candidates. We work with the aim to provide the training with passion, integrity and unmatched expertise that exceeds client‟s expectations. ZNC's high-quality training contents help professionals to be on the cutting edge of the profession.
A contemporary Business Center and exclusive executive lounge.
Work efficiently at our business center with these salient features:
The Financial Consultancy division is a separate entity and offers one-stop strategic financial services including;
Zakeerin is an innovative "change management sponsor” with a comprehensive and strategic understanding of Human Resources Management, business issues and organizational change, HR strategy, tactics, leadership, organization design and process improvement
Syeda Zakeerin Bakht Nasir, a results-focused, passionate and highly accomplished Strategic Management & Human Resources Leader, with over two decades of extensive human resources background including heading up the human resources function in two leading international organizations – American Express Bank Ltd. & Siemens Bangladesh Ltd. She has a track record of success in establishing the best Human Resources practices as a member of top management team of both these organizations.
She graduated in Finance & Banking from Dhaka University and holds a Master’s degree in Finance from the same institution.
Nasir Uddin Ahmed, with over two decades of experiences as a Chartered Accountant. He is also a Chartered Secretary. He has wide-range of knowledge in financial issues in multinationals, the public sector as well as local conglomerates.
His varied experience includes serving 22 years in two multinational companies like British American Tobacco Bangladesh Company Limited and Coats Bangladesh Limited. He also worked in Bangladesh Chemical Industries Corporation (BCIC) and local organizations.
Currently, he sits on the board of a few publicly traded companies as an Independent Director.
We always think out of the box and as a matter of our principle we don’t prefer to use our client's name to get the business; rather we want our client to ‘SPEAK’ for us. We believe that if we can serve our client well, they will work as our Word of Mouth referrals.
ZNC delivers innovation and transformational Strategic Human Resources Solutions to all sectors. ZNC hopes that you will be included in its list of satisfied clients that also develop a long lasting working relationship together.
As a matter of principle, we don’t use our client's name to get the business
We mentioned earlier that as a matter of principle, we don’t use our client's name to get the business rather we want our client to ‘SPEAK’ for us. We believe that if we can serve our client well, they will work as our Word of Mouth referrals.
Z N Consultants wants to act as a One Stop Service Center to provide the vast range of support services and functions. We have strategic alliance with:
Our strategic partners are also as passionate as us about our quality of service, our turnaround times and our ability to provide innovative, cost-effective solutions to our clients.
Boutique means a business that serves a sophisticated or specialized clientele.
Small or boutique firms offer a unique set of opportunities and benefits compared to larger consulting firms.
The word "Boutique" typically refers to a small office or business, one such firm might consist of only a single adviser, and another might have 200 or more consultants working for it. Unlike major consulting firms, however, even the larger boutique firms are very specialized rather than offering general consulting services.
Successful boutiques deliver a small number of Very-High-Quality services. (Even large consultancies cannot deliver every possible service.)
We deliver full spectrum of HR solutions to our local and international clients of all sectors by doing extensive research.
Key features of Boutique Firm
You can expect a more informal "start-up" culture within a boutique. Organizational hierarchies and barriers are fluid and relaxed. This environment of openness and collaboration makes many boutique firms pleasant places to work.
Even the youngest consultants will get the chance to work closely with and learn from the "big guns" in the firm.
Unlike bigger firms that put young hires on an analyst track and slowly work them into client-facing work, a boutique firm is more likely to quickly integrate its associates into client-facing activities (interviewing clients, participating in planning meetings, presenting findings, leading meetings, etc.). Simple staffing constraints mean that everyone wears many hats and helps out with client engagements. Young consultants will balance "back room" research and deliverable production with gigs on client work teams.
Most boutiques do not have the time or resources to spoon feed their young consultants along in a training program. New consultants learn immensely from getting thrown into challenging situations. For a critical deliverable responsibility and pressure are constant companions while making a presentation or preparing a report. For mature consultants who are able to learn very quickly, this arrangement is ideal.
Formal training at boutique firms is virtually non-existent. MBA tuition support programs are also rare. Consultants learn and develop on the job with the support of peers and mentors. Much of the "academic" learning is self-initiated and self-directed. This can be irritating to someone looking for structured, subsidized learning opportunities.
A surprising downside to working for a boutique is that, regardless of how outstanding your experience is, it may not help your resume. Many recruiters care only for "big five" or "top-tier" consulting experience. This practice may be short-sighted, but former boutique employees may have their resumes devalued for lack of a "brand name" consulting employer
Most boutique firms must carefully control their overhead, so much of the infrastructure one would find at larger firms is not present. Consultants do not have executive assistants. There is no dedicated research staff to dig up data. There may not be a company intranet or an it staff to maintain it. In fact, many boutiques do not even keep office space for their consultants. The bottom line is that consultants at boutique firms do not work in opulent spaces. They make their copies, arrange their travel, and handle the other administrative chores that pop up.
There is plenty of information available about large consulting firms. Unfortunately, there is virtually no public information available on most boutique firms. Because of this, it is very important to aggressively research the company before signing on. Check out the firm's web site. Speak to employees within the firm. Look for favorable coverage in the press. Finally, make sure that all of your questions are answered before you accept an offer.
Because of the particular nature of small consulting firms, the following questions are especially important to answer if you are considering a boutique job:
You have carefully weighed the ups and downs of working for a boutique. You have done your research and asked all of the right questions. Whether you choose a big firm or a boutique, you have made an informed decision about which road to travel by. That should make all the difference for your career.
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